The author of Gulliver’s Travels os Jonathan Swift. He was born on November 30, 1667 in Dublin, Ireland (Cody, 1). At an early age his father past away and because of this sudden death Swift’s mother soon moved back to England. Swift, in the care of his relatives, was sent to school at Kilkenny Grammar School. He then attended Trinity College but did not finish his schooling because the school was closed because of a revolution occurring in the government (Cody, 2).
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born on November 30, 1874 and died on January 24, 1965 at the age of 90. He was born in Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, England. Churchill grew up in Dublin, and when he entered school he proved to be an independent and rebellious student. Due too his poor grades he was sent to Harrow School, where he joined Harrow Rifle, beginning his path to a military career. Churchill joined the British Royal Military College, and then the army before beginning his life as a politician.
His father had passed away “right before [he] was born” (Draper 3531). He was left “in the care of relatives” for the first three years of his life, while his mother returned to England to take care of business (Cody). Swift’s parents, Jonathan and Abigail, were both Protestants. His religion played a major role in his life, which led to his later career as a Protestant minister. Jonathan Swift started his education at six years old, when he attended Kilkenny Grammar School, “which was, at the time, the best in Ireland” (Cody).
Bio of Jonathan Swift Jonathan Swift was born in Dublin on November 30, 1667. His father had died before his birth, and soon after he was born, his mother returned to Leicestershire. He was left in the care of his three uncles, particularly his Uncle Godwin. It is believed that this situation, along with his unstable homelife, led to a sense of insecurity and abandonment that he carried with him for the rest of his life. At age 6, he was sent to the best school in Ireland, the Kilkenny School.
Biography of John Donne John Donne was an English poet and probably the greatest metaphysical poets of all time. He was born in 1572 to a Roman Catholic family in London. His father died when John was young leaving his mother Elisabeth to raise him and his siblings. Throughout Donne’s life his experiences with religion were full of trials and tribulations, something that can be clearly seen in his poetry over time. He remained Catholic early in life while he attended both Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
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After spending countless years of his life enriching the lives of high school students, he passed away on July 19th, 2009 (“Frank McCourt Bio”). Angela’s Ashes is a memoir of Frank Mccourt’s life and the obstacles he overcame, while leaving his story behind to show the sufferings of Ireland and teach the importance of studying world literature. When Frank’s family arrived in Limerick, Ireland a civil war had ended only a few years earlier. Today, Ireland is divided into Northern Ireland in the north, and the Republic of Ireland in the south. The two countries were not divided until the 17th century when British colonists settled in the north.
Isaac Newton was born in 1642 in England. He was born in Lincolnshire on Christmas Day. Newton's father died three months before he was born, and his mother remarried a wealthy clergyman when he was three, leaving him to live with his grandmother. Eight years later the clergyman died and Isaac's mother came back. Two years after that, Newton went to Grammar School in Grantham, and began to find himself fascinated with chemicals.
When Jonathan turned 14, he entered Trinity College and earned a B.A. in 4 years, he almost achieved a M.A. but failed to do so due to political unrest and loss of financial support from his uncle. He moved back to England and got a job as a secretary to Sir William Temple, a retired diplomat. The now twenty-two year old Jonathan Swift met a six year old girl of a Moor’s Park employee and began to mentor her.
Rudyard Kipling “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” –Rudyard Kipling. Rudyard Kipling was born on December 30, 1865 at Bombay, India. Kipling spent the first six years of his idyllic life in India until his family moved back to England in 1871. After six months of living in England his parents abandoned him and his three year old sister, leaving them with the Holloway family, which in turn mistreated him physically and psychologically, this left him with a sense of betrayal and scars mentally, but it was then Kipling started to grow a love for literature. Between 1878 and 1882 he attended the United Services College at Westward Ho in north Devon.